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Hezbollah drone busted Israel immunity myth: Analyst
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:24PM
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The question is how Israel - and the Americans - who are in the Mediterranean Sea did not open their eyes or did not capture such electronic content before the Israelis discovered this drone over their territory.”

Hisham Jaber, retired general

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An analyst says the penetration of a drone belonging to the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah deep into the Israeli airspace bears the clear message that Israel “doesn’t have any immunity”, Press TV reports.


“The message [is] that Israel is not protected; doesn’t have any immunity and the whole defense system of Israel could be broken through,” Hisham Jaber, retired Lebanese general and Head of the Middle East Center for studies, said in an interview with Press TV.

Jaber said the incident was “very dangerous” for Tel Aviv as the unmanned aerial vehicle had been flying over Israel for 20 or 25 minutes and very close to the Dimona nuclear plant before it was detected.

“If this aircraft was not for reconnaissance or to spy or to get information, if it was offensive for example and had explosives what do you think it can do? That’s the question and the Israelis are very worried about this.”

“The question is how Israel - and the Americans - who are in the Mediterranean Sea did not open their eyes or did not capture such electronic content before the Israelis discovered this drone over their territory,” he added.

Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah confirmed on Thursday that the Lebanese resistance movement had sent the drone into the Israeli airspace.

The operation code-named Hussein Ayub saw Hezbollah’s drone fly hundreds of kilometers into the Israeli airspace and getting very close to Dimona nuclear plant without being detected by advanced Israeli and US radars, Nasrallah said, adding, "This is only part of our capabilities."

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